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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was recognized for her teaching with the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001. Author of 14 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, she is regarded as an expert in the field of personality development in adulthood and old age. In 2003, Professor Whitbourne received the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Master Mentor Award and the Gerontological Society of America Behavioral and Social Sciences Distinguished Mentorship Award. She is a past president of Division 20 of the APA, and is currently the Division 20 Representative to the APA council.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Gerontology, Older people Psychology, Older people Health and hygiene, Older people Social conditions